Karen Lior, Toronto Workforce Innovation Group andAl Wilson, Workforce Planning Board of York Region & Bradford West Gwill...
Workforce Development:Building a resilient, competitive and talented workforce2
Workforce Planning Boards:Central Ontario3
Green Workforce Planning Partnerships:Building skills and transitioning into a green workforce4
Greening the Economy, Series 1:Transitioning to New CareersEmerging Green Industries1. Utilities-Renewable energygeneratio...
Greening the Economy, Series 2:The Bottom Line for Ontario’s BusinessesKey Enterprises leadingGreen Initiatives:1. ECO Bui...
Greening the Economy, Series 3:Tending Green Shoots, Green Skills Building Programs in the GTA7
8Unique approaches to greentraining and education from:1. Partners in Project Green2. Canadian Green Building Council(CAGB...
9Green Themes1. Energy Generation anddistribution2. Energy Conservation3. EnvironmentalRemediation andStewardship4. Sustai...
Thank YouKaren Lior, Executive DirectorToronto Workforce Innovation Groupkaren@workforceinnovation.caAl Wilson, Executive ...
For more information, contact:Durham Region Local Training Boardwww.drltb.comPeel Halton Workforce Development Groupwww.pe...
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  • A recent article in the Globe (April 22 “Students seek more fulfilling jobs in green field”)reiterates the growing interest and opportunity arising out of green industry jobs, particularly among youth:“Our surveys find that young people are seeking out specialized green education programs because they want to make the world a better place,” Mr. Trump says.And it helps that the training can lead to solid employment. Its study found that the number of Canadians who work as environmental specialists has risen close to 700,000 today from about 250,000 10 years ago, and that about 2.2 million Canadian workers perform environmental activities for at least part of their time on the job.As well, our Consultations with Green Industry experts indicate new opportunities will continue to emerge beyondthe original talent pool of engineers, architects and interior designers. As a result, green industry awareness, education, and training programs are targeting a wide range of employment sectors, starting with real estate, skilled trades and construction management.As we will discuss shortly, our report published in 2011, Tending Green Shoots, identifies over 300 green skills building programsin the Greater Toronto Area. These programs range from advanced skills training offered by variouscolleges to training in sustainable living and green stewardship offered by non-profit organizations. This will become increasingly important as numerous opportunities to develop “green” skills will expand with support of the City of Toronto’sinvestments in the green economy through such programs as Tower Renewal, Live Green, EnergyRetrofit Assistance Program and Partners in Project Green.
  • Grn presnt 2012a 1

    1. 1. Karen Lior, Toronto Workforce Innovation Group andAl Wilson, Workforce Planning Board of York Region & Bradford West GwillimburyWorkforce One-Stop, Roundtable #5,April 24th, 2013Growing Green Careers
    2. 2. Workforce Development:Building a resilient, competitive and talented workforce2
    3. 3. Workforce Planning Boards:Central Ontario3
    4. 4. Green Workforce Planning Partnerships:Building skills and transitioning into a green workforce4
    5. 5. Greening the Economy, Series 1:Transitioning to New CareersEmerging Green Industries1. Utilities-Renewable energygeneration & distribution2. Construction- Heavy andCivil Engineering; specialty tradecontractors3. Manufacturing- physical orchemical transformation ofmaterials/substances into newproducts4. Retail Trade- sales renderedby stores and non-store retailers5
    6. 6. Greening the Economy, Series 2:The Bottom Line for Ontario’s BusinessesKey Enterprises leadingGreen Initiatives:1. ECO Building Resource2. Fifth Light Technology3. Grand & Toy4. Hubbell Canada5. Husky Injection Molding SystemsLtd.6. Oetiker Limited7. Travelodge Barrie8. Urbanspace Property Group9. YourSolarHome10. Blue-Zone Technologies6
    7. 7. Greening the Economy, Series 3:Tending Green Shoots, Green Skills Building Programs in the GTA7
    8. 8. 8Unique approaches to greentraining and education from:1. Partners in Project Green2. Canadian Green Building Council(CAGBC): Toronto Chapter3. Humber College4. Ontario Solar Academy5. Charlie’s Freewheel6. Windfall Ecology Centre7. Green Skills Network: First Work8. Foodshare9. Green Change10. Toronto Environmental Alliance(TEA)Green Skills Building Programs
    9. 9. 9Green Themes1. Energy Generation anddistribution2. Energy Conservation3. EnvironmentalRemediation andStewardship4. Sustainable living5. Comprehensive GreenGreen Skills Building Programs
    10. 10. Thank YouKaren Lior, Executive DirectorToronto Workforce Innovation Groupkaren@workforceinnovation.caAl Wilson, Executive DirectorWorkforce Planning Board of York Region &Bradford West Gwillimburyalcwilson@sympatico.ca10
    11. 11. For more information, contact:Durham Region Local Training Boardwww.drltb.comPeel Halton Workforce Development Groupwww.peelhaltonworkforce.comSimcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Boardwww.smwdb.comToronto Workforce Innovation Groupwww.workforceinnovation.caWorkforce Planning Board of York Regionwww.wpboard.ca11

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